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June 10, 2021 Section News & Announcements

2021–2023 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow

The American Bar Association Section of Taxation has selected its 2021-2023 Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellow:

Nirali Patel, a graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island, will work with the Greater Boston Legal Services. Her project will focus on misclassified employees and the treatment of employers who continuously misclassify their employees.

The Public Service Fellowship program was developed in 2008 to address the need for tax legal assistance and to foster an interest in tax-related public service. In 2013, the fellowship was re-named the Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship in honor of the late Christine Brunswick, the Section’s former Executive Director for over 20 years. Christine was a strong proponent of advancing public service efforts in tax law and fostering a fair and equitable tax system. Under her leadership, the Tax Section devoted significant resources to further that goal.

The Fellowships provide funding for the fellows’ salaries and benefits, as well as law school debt assistance, by means of charitable contributions to the sponsoring organizations. All applications were reviewed, and the successful applicants selected, by the Section’s Public Service Fellowship Committee. The Section awards as many as two fellowships each year.

The Christine A. Brunswick Public Service Fellowship is funded by the Tax Assistance Public Service (TAPS) Endowment fund. For more information on the TAPS Endowment fund, including how to contribute, please click here.